Skip to Main Content

Library Resource Guides: Learning design and LLN support (DES & LLN cluster)

Recommended resources

In addition to the primary TAE text Vocational training and assessment the following library resources have been recommended to support the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

TAEDES401: Design and develop learning programs

TAELLN411: Address adult LLN skills


The ANMF Library referred to the following resources in the creation of this guide:


Travers, M et al (2017). Training and assessment: theory & practice. South Melbourne, Vic. Cengage Australia


VOCEDplus NCVER's international tertiary education research database

Language, Literacy and Numeracy videos

Recommended videos for LLN assessment, development and implementation of support strategies.

Radio & podcast episodes about literacy

Stations - ABC Radio

SBS documentaries about adult literacy

Lost for Words SBS 

A heartwarming documentary that follows eight adults as they improve their reading and writing.

Lost for Words

Reading Between the Lines SBS Insight Episode 29

Watch this program on SBS Demand Reading Between the Lines

Recommended web resources, reports and articles

Strategies to evaluate LLN skills

Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 clause 1.7 requires RTOs to ensure that students receive training, assessment and support services that meet their individual needs. 

Use trigger word tools to identify core skills linked to workplace tasks

Observe the learner using LLN skills required for the workplace

Use a self-assessment checklist based on workplace requirements

Work with an LLN specialist to use a pre-training assessment using validated questions related to industry activities

Numeracy teaching strategies

Design and teach numeracy activities that meaningfully connect students to current life and future work

Teacher magazine

Further ideas for approaches to numeracy teaching with health applications (vocational numeracy)

More information about Australia's literacy

Final report from a parliamentary inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problems solving skills and the importance in Australia

Readability checkers, blog post from Australian Government Style Manual

OECD 2011-2012 data found 43.7% of Australian have below-proficiency level literacy, numeracy skills and problem solving in technology rich environments (PSTRE)

Assess digital literacy skills

Other digital capability frameworks

Build digital confidence

LLN resources for teaching and learning

The Plain English School Let's talk about jargon

Relevant government departments & organisations

Service Skills Organisation

Volume of learning

Nominal or supervised hours represent structured learning and assessment activities required to sufficiently address the content in each unit of competency. Unsupervised hours represent activities that contribute to achieving the course outcomes but are not supervised by a provider’s trainer or assessor. e.g., private study and/or assignment work.

Nominal (supervised) hours + unsupervised hours = volume of learning

Risk Management Process

Instructional Design Models

The ADDIE learning program instruction design model (analyse, design, develop, implement, evaluate)

Check out other Library Resource Guides